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Location Halifax, Vermont
Introduction Gretchen studied biology for 8 years at Radcliffe/Harvard, where she was a PhD Candidate, published two papers in peer-reviewed journals, and then dropped out to take a more lucrative job as a live-in maid in Manhattan. After hitting the "glass ceiling" in the world of domestic service, she moved on to other jobs including lab technician, newspaper reporter, woodenware salesperson, cheese plant worker, and tax assessor. For many years she was a freelance editor of medical books and journals and lives on a small sheep farm in Vermont. Since her diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 1996, she has devoted much time to learning about this chronic disease and to using her background in both science and journalism to help educate fellow patients throughout the world (via the Internet) so they can take control of their disease and avoid serious complications. She is the author of The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes and coauthor of The Four Corners Diet. She also has written for Health Central